The Council of the European Union wants to bring out a 2€ coin marking the 200th anniversary of the 1815 battle between Britain’s Duke of Wellington and France’s Napoleon Bonaparte.
But the French government claims the draft design is a “negative symbol” which could spark hostility in France and undermine the single currency.
French try to block Battle of Waterloo coin
France to block “negative” Battle of Waterloo celebration coin
Портреты Наполеона из Интернета